Stargazing 2018

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:30pm

Stargazing 2018

Location: HMS Warrior 1860

An evening of astronomy, stargazing, space activities, cosmology chat and talks at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with activities taking place on board HMS Warrior 1860 and in Action Stations.

Join astrophysicists and cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, navigation experts from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, amateur astronomers from Hampshire Astronomical Group, and more tbc at this free event, exploring navigation through space and time.

During the event you will have the opportunity to take a look through a telescope, learn how sailors navigate by the stars, and find out more about our Universe.

Short talks will be given throughout the night on topics within stargazing, navigation, cosmology and space.

There will be a range of activities to suit all ages, with plenty to do and see whether it's clear or cloudy!

Free general admission tickets will be available from 10am on Saturday 30th December, and will be available for three entry times - 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Note that entry is only guaranteed in the hour following the entry time of your ticket, but once you are inside the event you are welcome to stay until it ends at 9.30pm. In previous years attendees have typically spent around 1.5 hours at the event.

Please contact us if you would like to make a group booking. Tickets go live on 30 December. 


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands